HC Deb 16 October 1969 vol 788 cc113-4W
23. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made with the construction of an island fortress prison as proposed in the Mountbatten Report, in view of the growing numbers of Category A prisoners.

Mr. Callaghan

I informed the House on 25th July, 1968, that this proposal would not be pursued because I accepted the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Penal System that Category A prisoners should not be isolated as a group but should be dispersed among other prisoners at selected high security prisons. This process is now taking place.